I got stuck on these words earlier this week. They came in this form: "I am an athlete." I have heard these words a lot this past week. Each time I hear them, they get me thinking. It's time to dump those thoughts right here.....
I mean, exercise makes me break out in a sweat. I think it's an allergic reaction. So, the other aspect of this title is this: when does one decide that he/she wants to become an athlete, or anything else for that matter?
Really, all this talk about athleticism is purely symbolic for anything that I want to be able to say that I am. But, there are things that I really wonder about. What do I want to be? How will I get myself there? Is it worth doing all that I need to do and sacrificing all that I need to sacrifice in order to become that? And, when can I truly say that that's what I am?
What I've finally decided--it all starts with those simple words